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    Default Unaccounted airmen - 26-9-1940

    What caused the death of and/or what were the places of death registration for:

    LAC Herbert HEATON - 159142
    LAC Harrington F. HOLMES - 843311 - 2 Balloon Centre 905 Sqn Kensington
    LAC Ronald J. MUNDAY - 572493
    AC1 Harold PARRINGTON - 903969
    AC1 Richard E.N. PHELPS - 636006 (Flight archives: 636606)

    all listed as having died of wounds or injuries received on active service.

    Proposed aircraft losses for this day:

    Tiger Moth II - N6794 - 9 EFTS - crashed unknown location
    Tiger Moth II - N6810 - 12 EFTS - flew into ground Maybole, Ayrshire

    Regards and thanks for your help.
    Henk.

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    Hi Henk
    Heaton,39, and Parrington, 20, are registered at Biggleswade, Bedfordshire. The area has some airfields in it like Old Warden and Tempsford. Phelps ,19, is registered at Pancras. Couldn't find Holmes and Munday
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    Dick

    Munday is actually MUNDY so that is why you could probably NOT find him

    BTW www.dehavilland.ukf.net has N6810 Hit tree Maybole 26.9.40 - So maybe not a accident that resulted in any casualties
    BTW2 http://www.couplandbell.com/marg/crashes1940.htm indicates that N6794 MAY have crashed in Coventry
    Last edited by paulmcmillan; 2nd April 2008 at 16:22.

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    Thanks Dick and Paul for your response.
    Regards,
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    Hi Henk
    Thanks Paul.Mundy ,18, is registered at Biggleswade, Bedfordshire
    Regards
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    hanks Dick. May have been another air raid victim.
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    http://www.raf.mod.uk/Bob1940/september26.html



    "Henlow, Cranfield, Harwell, Uxbridge, West Malling, Leighton Buzzard, Bramcote, Shawbury and Northolt were all attacked but in no case is any damage of importance reported. "

    Biggleswade victims are probably from Henlow

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    Thanks Paul for this elucidation.
    Henk.

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    Hi Henk,
    I'm not sure whether you got the answer to the Bedfordshire casualties mentioned but here is what I have from the ORB ...

    HAD/13 MU ORB : (AIR29/971) Henlow
    26/9/40 15.55hrs. Air attack by single enemy twin engined a/c emrged from cloud at about 3000 feet. Stick of 8 bombs dropped on tarmac of 189 Shed. Another stick of 8 bombs dropped a short distance outside the Station boundary, demolishing two houses and causing injuries to civilians. As a result of the attack the following injuries were sustained :-
    903969 AC1 Parrington H, No.13 MU. Died of injuries 26.9.40
    572493 LAC Mundy R, No.13 MU. ditto
    159142 LAC Heaton H, No.13 MU. ditto
    648341 AC1 Carver W L., No.13 MU. Died of injuries 27.9.40
    550877 T/Cpl Johnson B ,J No.13 MU. Died of injuries 2.10.40
    25296 LAC Mills E M, No.13 MU. Injuries. Detained in Hospital.
    572206 LAC Eaton L J, No.13 MU. Seriously injured. Detained in Hospital.
    292127 AC2 Tracey E F, No.13 S of TT. Injuries. Detained in Hospital.
    In addition there were 3 airmen and 2 civilian employees slightly injured who were not detained in hospital.
    Material damage amounted to :- 188 Shed – roof, doors, water line, lighting and windows. Whitley K7250 and Hind K5546 badly damaged. Slight damage was caused to 1 Hurricane, 4 Magisters, 3 Prefect, and 2 Vickers Virginia aircraft.
    Weather – visibility about 5 miles – cloud 1/10-10/10 about 4,000 feet, hazy.
    Ground defences engaged aircraft without apparent effect.

    also ...

    Airman died as a result of injuries sustained in air raid on RAF Henlow, Saturday 12th October 1940
    HAD/13 MU ORB : (AIR 29/971) Henlow
    26/9/40 (full entry above)… 572206 LAC Eaton L J, No.13 MU. Seriously injured. Detained in Hospital.
    12/10/40 No.572206 LAC Eaton L J, died at Fairfield Hospital, Arlesey, Beds. From injuries sustained in air attack on the station on 26th September 1940. The death toll from this raid is now 6 airmen.
    BCPASPA : 12.10.40 572206 LAC Leslie James Eaton, RAF, 13MU, 19, of Dagenham. Manor Park Cemetery, Sebert Road, London.

    and some other Henlow casualties you may not have answers to ...

    Airman based at Henlow, killed in road accident, Sunday 29th September 1940
    HAD/13 MU ORB : (AIR 19/971) Henlow
    29/9/40 1162473 AC2 Rutter J L of No.13 S of TT killed at Redditch as a result of a road accident.
    [BCPASPA : 29.9.40 1162473 AC2 John Lewis Rutter, RAFVR, 13STT, 20, of King’s Norton. St Nicholas Churchyard, KingŐs Norton, Birmingham.]

    Airman from RAF Henlow, killed in air raid on London, Friday 20th September 1940
    HAD/13 MU ORB : (AIR29/971) Henlow
    21/9/40 No.1260103 AC2 Everett G S, died at the Royal Free Hospital, WC1, as a result of injuries received in an air raid on 20th September 1940, on London. [BCPASPA : 21.9.40 1260103 AC2 George Sidney Everett, RAFVR. Brookwood Military Cemetery, Surrey.]

    Hope this is of help.

    Regards - Colin

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    Thanks Colin for this excellent and very much appreciated info.
    Regards,
    Henk.

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